Lenovo to enter wearable device market by January 2015

Lenovo logoCurrently, Lenovo is well known in several circles, but primarily it is recognized as one of the world's top two PC makers, the biggest according to some analysts. It has its fingers in several other pies too, though.

But that isn't what we'll be looking at today. Instead, it’s a pie that the firm hasn't yet sunk its finger into, that of wearable gadgets and other such technology.

We really saw this coming actually. With Lenovo already making computers, laptops, tablets, desktops and servers, as well as mobile devices (smartphones included), it can only expand into other territories.

True, the Chinese company could just stop here, but that wouldn't fit its modus operandi (which seems to be to grow as much and as fast as possible).

And with wearable gadgets being the current craze, it makes sense that they would be the next on the figurative list.

Lenovo to enter wearable device market by January 2015

The corporation itself hasn't made any announcements to this effect, and probably won't until it's ready to make its first move openly.

However, China-based electronics maker Fenda Technology is another matter. The outfit reportedly announced that it was chosen to supply consumers for Lenovo wearable devices.

No further details were provided, but even from that much we can make a few assumptions. Add to that the timing and we can make an educated guess about what will be released and when.

The first wearable device will probably be a smart wristband, since starting right off with a smartwatch would be rather sudden.

Also, with the Consumer Electronics Show 2015 approaching (set for January 6-9), a smartband (wrist or armband) would be more appropriate, with a smartwatch reserved for MWC 2015 (in March), since these things tend to need a smartphone to sync with for some of the more relevant features.

Anything is possible though, and with other reports saying that Lenovo president and CEO Yang Yuanqing alluded to a project related to smart wearable devices, we may see a watch sooner rather than later.

Other possibilities are augmented or virtual reality headsets, but even Lenovo would have to secure some content and game deals before it can challenge Oculus Rift.

Lenovo will likely try to walk several paths at once, but if we were to speculate, we'd say that the outfit could develop smart straps for normal watches. Then again, Kairos revealed just that the other day, in the form of the Tband, so Lenovo might have to try something else.

Source: Softpedia

Tags: CES, Lenovo, smartwatch

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